BRABUS was founded in 1977 and later developed into one of the world's largest car tuners. Founder of Bodo Buschmann.

The BRABUS headquarters is located in Bottrop, in the heart of the Ruhr area, right next to the A2 motorway and, along with extensive exhibition areas, also houses the development and production departments of the enterprise.

In the summer of 1999, the expansion of BRABUS as a whole to 112,000 square meters was completed. , in the territory located on Brabus Alley. The 105,000 cubic meter warehouse is managed by state-of-the-art electronic data processing and guarantees fast delivery of BRABUS parts worldwide. At its own circuit with acceleration and braking sections, a sinusoidal curve, a circular track and a vibration section, the main part of sea trials can be carried out. In total, more than 350 people work today at BRABUS.

In January 2001, a technology partnership agreement was signed between Aral Lubricants GmbH represented by General Manager Gunthera Settelmeiera and Brabus & Co represented by the President of Bodo Buschmanna.

Both companies are known worldwide for their superior product quality and new developments. It's time to celebrate success and evaluate the progress in achieving the goals of this partnership. Once Aral’s lubricants and production materials have passed rigorous initial tests, they will constantly have to meet the new technical requirements of the time. Each off-line Brabus is fueled by Aral products approved by the manufacturer, from engine oil to transmission and brake fluids.

The use of Aral products as lubricants allowed Brabus to provide a 3 year or 100,000 km car warranty.

In March 2006, at an exhibition in Geneva, the BRABUS S V12 S received the award as the fastest and most powerful luxury sedan in the world. The car is built on the basis of the Mercedes S 600. Motorists of the company managed by forcing (which included an increase in the working volume of a standard engine, replacing camshafts, altering the intake and exhaust system, reconfiguring the control electronics.) To bring power to 730 hp / 537 kW. and a maximum torque of 1,320 Nm (it was forcibly limited to 1,100 Nm). Acceleration from standstill to 100 km \ h - 4 seconds, up to 200 km \ h - 11.9 seconds. The maximum speed was limited to 340 km \ h. And they fill in this truly heavy-duty car in the world for everyday use (price is not known, it is specified when ordering), exclusively Aral oil for highly boosted engines.

Any automobile (both engine and transmission) or industrial oil consists of two main components: base oil and a package of functional additives designed to improve the characteristics of the base oil or give it additional properties.

What oil consists of: additives

Additives that are part of the oil. Types and purpose.

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Any automobile (both engine and transmission) or industrial oil consists of two main components: base oil and a package of functional additives designed to improve the characteristics of the base oil or give it additional properties.

Base oils are the basis of the final product. The characteristics of the oil largely depend on their quality and properties. In more detail on the types of base oils and their features, we stopped in the material "Synthetics or semi-synthetics."

The second main component of the final product is the functional additives that are part of any automotive or industrial oil. Additives in oils are used to improve the properties of the final product, which cannot be obtained by changing the properties of base oils and to increase the service life of the oil (service interval) even at long-term high loads.

Basic types of additives

Surfactant Additives

Agents and dispersants
Detergents prevent the formation of high-temperature varnish and carbon deposits on the pistons of the engine and neutralize acids formed during the combustion of fuel.

Dispersants counteract the formation and accumulation of low-temperature sludge, keeping small hard particles in suspension and preventing them from settling on engine components.

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Antiwear EP Additives
Called to exclude the occurrence of boundary and dry friction between adjacent components (crankshaft and connecting rod bushings, camshaft and head pastels, blocks or hydraulic lifters, gearboxes of a mechanical gearbox, etc.). They contribute to the formation of a protective oil film on the surfaces of rubbing and contacting parts (hydrodynamic friction), provide the oil with increased resistance to mechanical punching, and prevent the occurrence of wear due to dry friction between the parts of the mechanism.

Corrosion inhibitors, corrosion inhibitors
Provide protection of metal components of mechanisms against corrosion. A water-repellent protective layer is formed that prevents the corrosive effects of oxygen, moisture and aggressive fuel combustion products.

Friction modifiers
For the correct operation of mechanical and automatic transmissions, wet tractor brakes and wet clutch systems, the oils used in them must provide a certain level of frictional effect. Friction modifiers are designed to eliminate unwanted slippage and provide the level of friction necessary for the correct operation of mechanisms. They are a kind of antipodes of antifriction additives, therefore, the ratio of the properties of antifriction additives and friction modifiers must be verified very accurately.

Oil Improving Additives

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Viscosity modifiers
Maintain the stability of the viscosity characteristics of the oil at various temperatures. They provide sufficient oil pumpability at low temperatures (easy winter start-up, reliable lubrication and minimized wear in cold weather) and prevent excessive thinning at high temperatures (oil film and oil wedge resistance, preventing boundary and dry friction).

Depressants
They prevent the coagulation of wax crystals contained in the base oil and their solidification at low temperatures, provide fluidity and pumpability of the oil in cold weather.

Repairing for sealing elements
Synthetic base oils (in particular, PAO group IV oils) tend to dry elastomers, as a result of which gaskets and oil seals lose their elasticity, “tan” and can begin to pass oil. Reducing additives maintain the sealing elements in an elastic state. They can also have a healing effect.

Protective additives

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Antioxidants
They prevent the oxidation of oil under the influence of oxygen and high temperatures, as well as the aggressive effects of fuel combustion products. Maintain the stability of the viscosity characteristics, preventing the increase in the viscosity of the oil due to its oxidation, slow down the aging process of the oil.

Metal inhibitors
During the operation of the mechanisms, the oil over time is filled with microscopic metal shavings and metal-containing fuel combustion wastes, which are catalysts for oxidation processes. Inhibitors prevent this catalytic effect and form an additional protective layer on metal parts, preventing premature oil oxidation and additional wear of mechanisms.

Foam Additives
Constant vibrations, exposure to high pressure, temperatures and components moving at high speed (for example, the crankshaft in the engine sump) contribute to foaming of the oil, which, in turn, leads to an increase in its acidity and viscosity. In addition, the foam is easily compressible, which negatively affects the bearing and hydraulic ability of the oil. Anti-foam additives are designed to neutralize or minimize foaming of oil during the operation of mechanisms.

Base oils are the basis of the final product. The characteristics of the oil largely depend on their quality and properties. In more detail on the types of base oils and their features, we stopped in the material "Synthetics or semi-synthetics."

The second main component of the final product is the functional additives that are part of any automotive or industrial oil. Additives in oils are used to improve the properties of the final product, which cannot be obtained by changing the properties of base oils and to increase the service life of the oil (service interval) even at long-term high loads.

Base oils are the basis of the final product. The characteristics of the oil largely depend on their quality and properties. In more detail on the types of base oils and their features, we stopped in the material "Synthetics or semi-synthetics."

The second main component of the final product is the functional additives that are part of any automotive or industrial oil. Additives in oils are used to improve the properties of the final product, which cannot be obtained by changing the properties of base oils and to increase the service life of the oil (service interval) even at long-term high loads.